April is Child Abuse Prevention/Family Strengthening Month

Calendar of Community Events
All Invited to Come, Learn, Participate, and Get Involved
‘A Touch of Blue’ Networking Event 6-10 p.m. Ÿ Palette Restaurant and Lounge, Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street NW Ÿ Adults only
Networking and fundraiser for Safe Shores/The DC Children’s Advocacy Center. Wear a touch of blue and bring your business card for door prizes. To RSVP: cheryl.boyce@yahoo.com

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Youth Pregnancy Prevention Information/Support for Youth Parents 6-9 p.m. Ÿ Fort Stanton Recreational Center, 1812 Erie Street NE (Ward 8)
Calling all youth and teen parents! Build your self-esteem, learn conflict resolution techniques, and get the facts about sexual issues and pregnancy prevention. Refreshments and give-aways. For more information: roopa.chakkappan@dc.gov. Sponsors: DC Child and Family Services Agency, DC Department of Human Services, Sasha Bruce Youthwork

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The Clothesline Project: Ending Violence Art Display 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ÿ Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, second-floor auditorium
Opening program for a display of t-shirts and stories created by CNMC Teen Life Club youth depicting their messages about ending violence against young people. Exhibit open to the public Apr. 5-June 25. Sponsor: CNMC

‘Blue Ribbons for Prevention’ Open House 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ÿ 1700 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Community invited to learn about the role of police in preventing and responding to child abuse/neglect. Various DC Government agencies will exhibit information about their programs and services. For more information: charnette.robinson@dc.gov. Sponsors: DC Child and Family Services Agency; Metropolitan Policy Department, Youth Investigations Division

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Healthy House Party 10 a.m.-noon Ÿ Greater Washington Boys and Girls Club, 1000 K Street SE
Community invited to learn about the Healthy Start/Health Families program and Fathers Attachment Program. For more information: melinda.fallen@dc.gov. Sponsors: DC Child and Family Services Agency, DC Department of Health, Mary’s Center

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ÿ Bundy School Center, 429 O Street NW
Community invited to a session of “Stewards of Children” child sexual abuse prevention training. To learn more: http://www.darkness2light.org/prevention/stewards-of-children. To register, call Jessica Galimore, 202-645-3207. Sponsor: Safe Shores/The DC Children’s Advocacy Center

Child Abuse Prevention Policy Forum 9 a.m.-noon Ÿ National Press Club, 529 F Street NW
City leaders, policymakers, child-serving organizations, and the public invited to hear national and local experts present perspectives on preventing child abuse and neglect. For more information: preventionpolicyforum@dc.gov. Sponsors: DC Child and Family Services Agency, The Washington Children’s Foundation